Historic Seattle has a number of ways to keep current on issues concerning preservation the Pacific Northwest. A number of these are available online. Below is an annotated list of what’s available throughout the website.
In the News
Press Releases – From time to time Historic Seattle issues a press release about upcoming events, lectures, tours, or other items. These are shared with the various media sources and are posted here for your perusal. You can download a PDF copy of the release for your use or to share with others.
In the Media – Historic Seattle is the only nonprofit membership organization dedicated to preserving Seattle and King County’s architectural legacy. Periodically, the work we do appears in the media, newspapers, television, radio, blogs, online magazines, etc. Read more about our recent work and accomplishments.
Local, State and National Links
Historic Seattle works with dozens of national, state, and local preservation organizations and agencies. Together, we form a network of resources for individuals, property owners, elected officials interested in saving historic buildings, developing strategies to revitalize downtowns, and putting together historic rehabilitation development projects.
Books and Publications
An annotated list of books which may be of interest to preservationist enthusiasts, Including, but not limited to books written by Program Director Larry Kreisman
These neighborhood inventories are accessible and easy to consult, however having been completed in 1976, they are the only current up until that time. A small summary map shows the general layout of the neighborhood, while a large color map provides many of the details not found on any city map. Three photo galleries feature photographs and brief descriptions of Common Building Types, Significant Buildings, and Urban Design Elements, individually numbered and keyed to the map. Artists’ renderings offer evocative neighborhood scenes. Finally, two extended written texts provide a general description of the neighborhood and concise history.
The Preservation Pages
Historic Seattle recently introduced The Preservation Pages, an online directory of our business members. This directory consists of an organized list of contractors, consultants, designers, builders, and vendors who have experience with renovation, restoration, maintenance, and landscape projects.
Arts & Crafts Resources
The Bungalow Fair continues to be the premier event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and Historic Seattle's most popular yearly offering. Town Hall Seattle once again provides a warm and inviting setting for a show and sale of antiques and new work by some of the nation’s leading designers and Craftspeople. A complete list of the over 50 exhibitors; including name, contact information and brief descriptions of each.
Preservation News is a publication of the Historic Seattle. The newsletter is published 2-3 times per year and mailed to members of Historic Seattle. Current and back issues of the newsletter are searchable online and available to download as a PDF document.
Northwest Resource Center for Preservation
Historic Seattle’s Northwest Resource Center and Patricia Fleck MacKay Historic Preservation Library at the Dearborn House builds on our strongly identified strengths in educational programming. It is the starting off place for people to find information about architectural styles and periods, specific data about their houses, their neighborhoods and downtown, and skilled design professionals and trades people to do restoration. Additionally, it provides local and regional histories, biographies, landmarks process and procedures, comparative studies, public policy, environmental impact documents, unpublished reports and studies, and links to library resources to follow their paths of learning. Whether initiating contact remotely via the Internet or visiting the Center, the outcome is the nurturing of the preservation ethic in all ages.
The Resource Center is also the umbrella for many of Historic Seattle’s education, advocacy, and outreach programs to the community.